A Cumbrian accountancy firm has welcomed a new member to its team.

Armstrong Watson has welcomed Chris Hill to its Kendal financial planning and wealth management team as chartered wealth manager.

Chris has 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is the firm’s first CISI certified financial planner.

His expertise includes all areas of planning, ranging from simple investment solutions through to complex inheritance tax and estate planning strategies.

Chris said: “By joining such an established and well respected firm, this will enable me to help many more people with their financial planning needs over the coming years.”

David Squire, financial planning and wealth management director, said: "I am absolutely delighted to welcome Chris in to our financial planning team. Over his 15 years advising clients in Kendal and the South Lakes he has developed in to an exceptional advisor, combining a high level technical knowledge and experience with the right values of fairness and humanity.

“He is in a very select group, being qualified to both chartered and certified financial planner level.

“I am confident that he will be very successful in both advising current and attracting new clients in and around the South Lakes.”